Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

20th November 2018

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night, when an entry of 3,424 sheep were forward consisting of 2,551 prime lambs, 700 cast sheep and 173 store lambs.

Topping the prime lambs at £112.80 and 289.2p/kg were a pair of Beltex cross lambs from Messrs Sayer, Town End Farm, Hackthorpe which were bought by Vivers Scotlamb Ltd.
Messrs Sayer’s consignment of 122 Continental cross lambs sold to average 41.3kg, £90.13 (218.23p/kg).
Messrs Harrison, The Birches, Whinfell sold their run of Beltex cross lambs to average 40.2kg, £92.80 (230.84p/kg).
Mr S Millman, Brackenslack, Maulds Meaburn sold his consignment of Beltex cross lambs to average 40.4kg, £90.72 (224.55p/kg).
Messrs Maughan, Ash Garth, Great Asby sold his run of Beltex cross lambs to average 40kg, £88.59 (221.46p/kg), with a pen of 10 37.5kg lambs from this home selling at £91.30 (243.5p/kg).
Messrs Jackson, Little Beck, Kings Meaburn sold their consignment of lambs at an average of 43kg, £94.48 (219.72p/kg).
Over 40 pens of Continental cross lambs sold between 220-289p/kg.
Mule lambs sold to 170.6p/kg for a pen of 41.5kg making £70.80 from Messrs Pratt, Intake Bottom selling to Mr A Slack.
Topping the Mule’s at £80 was a pen from Messrs Fisher, Haber, Crosby Ravensworth, with this home also selling a pen of 40, 46.5kg Mule’s to make £75.80 also selling to Mr A Slack.
Over 500 Mule lambs were forward and sold to average £73.48 for all weights from 32-58kg.
Handy weighted sheep of all breeds were an extreme trade and the dearest seen for some time, with many more of these types being required.
Good quality heavy lambs were also dearer with a pen of 52kg Beltex cross lambs making £108.80 from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside.
Cast sheep of all classes were also dearer, with 10 active buyers operating and more could have been easily sold!

Leading Prices

Prime Lambs

Price per Head Beltex £112.80, £99.30, £98.80, £95.80, £94.30, £93.30, £90.80, £90.30 Town End Farm; £108.80, £95 Terrys Farm; £106.80, £95.80, £90.80 Brackenslack (Millman); £102.80, £95.30 Marriforth; £102, £101.80, £98.80, £95.80, £93.80 (2) West View; £101, £95.30, £94.80, £92.80 Brackenslack (Seymour); £101, £98.30, £90.80 Little Beck; £100.80, £94.30, £90 Fell View Farm; £100, £96.30, £93.30 Carkin Moor Farm; £94.80, £93.80, £92.80 Steeley Farm; £94.30 Windygate Farm; £94.30 Starrah; £94.30, £91.30 The Birches; £93.80, £91.30 Ash Garth; £93.80 Fair View; £90.80 Townend: Texel £102.80, £90 Hollins View Farm; £90.80 Lands Farm; £90.30 Newton Farm; £89.30, £83.80 Chapel Farm; £89.30 Hawkrigg End; £88.80 High Stennerskeugh; £88.30 (2), £85.80, £83.30 Marriforth; £87.30, £84.30, £83.30 Waterside; £85.80, £83.80 Helbeck Farm; £85 Waitby Farm; £85 School Farm; £84.80 Low House; £84.30, £83.30, £82.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £84 Stone Cross Farm; £84 Scarside: Dutch Texel £102.80 Carkin Moor; £95.80 Terrys Farm; £84.30 New Hall; £93.80, £82.80 Amersber Cottage; £83.30 Chapel Farm: Blue Texel £88.80 Newton Farm; £83.30 Town End Farm: Mule £80, £75.80 Haber; £79 Bridge End Farm; £78.30, £77.30 Hightown; £77 Hawkrigg End; £76.30 Croft House Farm; £76.30 Waterhouses; £76 Bull and Cave Farm; £75.80 High Stennerskeugh; £75.80, £75.30 Marriforth; £75.30 Eden Flatt; £75.30 Woodland House Farm: Suffolk £80 Bull And Cave Farm; £79.30 Eden Terrace; £78.80, £77 Hawkrigg End; £78.80 Fell View; £77.30 Terrys Farm: Charollais £75.80 Woodland House Farm; £73.80 Eden Terrace: Masham £75.30 Bolton Road; £72.30 Sykeside: Bluefaced Leicester £75 Lands Farm; £74.80 Oakbank: Cheviot £71.30 Townfoot: Lleyn £70.80 Helm Farm: Swaledale £63.80 Oakbank Farm; £63.30 High Stennerskeugh; £63.30 Eller Gil Barn; £61.80 High Birk Hatt: Rough £63.80, £57.80 Waterhouses: Kerry Hill £60.80 Fell View Farm.

Price per Kilo – Beltex 289.2p, 242.2p, 228.6p, 227.6p, 227.1p, 225.4p, 221p (2), 220.2p Town End Farm; 259p, 240p, 235.5p, 227.7p, 226.9p Brackenslack (Seymour); 243.5p, 228.8p, 221.7p  Ash Garth; 241.8p, 220p The Birches; 240.5p, 228.6p Little Beck; 239.5p, 227.2p, 224.2p Brackenslack (Millman); 239.2p, 231p, 226.9p Carkin Moor Farm; 238.7p, 229.1p Fell View Farm; 232.5p, 226.2p223.3p, 221.7p West View; 231.1p, 220.5p Steeley Farm; 224.5p Starrah; 222p West Briscoe; 221.6p Middle Horsleyhope Farm: Texel 232.3p Low House; 215.6p, 211p, 205.7p Waterside; 207.8p, 203p Marriforth; 207.6p Porthy Green; 205.3p Chapel Farm: Blue Texel 211p Newton Farm; 205.7p Town End Farm: Dutch Texel 197.1p Amersber Cottage; 196p New Hall; 196p Chapel Farm: Suffolk 190.5p Bull And Cave Farm; 177p The Cottage; 175.4p, 173.7p Palliard; 171.1p Newton Farm: Cheviot 187.6p Townfoot: Charollais 173.6p Eden Terrace: Mule 170.6p Intake Bottom; 166.7p Newton Farm; 165.8p House & Holme Farm; 165.8p, 160.2p Eden Flatt; 165.5p West End Farm; 164.8p Sunnybrae; 164.7p Green Gill Farm; 164.1p Waterhouses; 163.6p, 160.9p, 160.2p Marriforth; 163p Haber; 161.2p Martindale Farm; 160.4p Bolton Road: Kerry Hill 168.9p Fell View Farm: Swaledale 159.7p, 158.3p Eller Gill Barn; 154.4p High Stennerskeugh: Rough 156.2p Waterhouses: Shetland 156.2p Chapel Farm.

Cast Ewes – Texel £114.50 Townfoot; £100 Carkin Moor Farm; £100, 398.50, £96.50, £90.50 Parkside; £96 Bracken Bank; £93.50 South House; £90 The Birches: Suffolk £98, £85.50 Lankaber: Bluefaced Leicester £93.50 Lands Farm; £91.50, £78.50 Asby Hall: Beltex £80, £79.50, £75.50 (2), £73.50 Porthy Green; £76.50 Starrah: Lleyn £75.50 Helm Farm: Mule £68.50 Briggle Farm; £67.50 Carkin Moor Farm; £61.50 Lankaber; 361.50 Bracken Bank: Masham £66.50 Lankaber: Cheviot £52.50 Townfoot: Swaledale £50.50 High House; £45.50 Hightown; 344.50 Birch Bush; £42.50 High Birk Hatt: Blackface £45.50 Newton Farm: Rough Fell £41.50 Wath Farm.

Cast Rams – Charollais £100 Orchard Farm: Texel £80 (3) Townfoot: Cheviot £80, £73.50 Newton Farm: Swaledale £66.50 West Briscoe; £60, £50 Holly Cottage Barn; £55 Gillses: Blackface £60.50 House & Home Farm; £56.50, £50 Newton Farm.

Store Lambs – Texel £74, £62 Holme Lea; £61, £60 Sandford Hall: Swaledale £46, £41, £38.50 Holme Lea.